Tata Crucible Corporate Coimbatore 2012 – Finals

Tata Crucible Corporate Coimbatore 2012 – Finals

Courtesy: Sethu Madhavan


Who gave Lance Armstrong his first contract?



Eva Air, A Taiwanese Air Company has come up with themed aircrafts based on which character.

Hello Kitty


Visuals – landmark Founder – Tata Group

From whom did Adidas buy its 3 stripes logo?


Visual – Lavanya Nalli

What kind of product is Flavouritz from Tata Chemicals?



Harry Beck is known for his circuit diagrams. What did he do in 1931 that is still in existence and is used even today?

London underground map (London Tube)


Connect – Pernord Ricard Logo – Dupont Logo – Visual of Founder – Pic of Universal Studio (Not sure)?



Connect – Heineken Founder – UEFA?


Anjali Tendulkar and Arti Sehwag have stake in which Chennai based venture?

Sports Mechanix – Kris Srikanth

Air Baltics – Seat Buddy – June 2012?

Book flight Seats based on seeing who is your neighbour – Air networking – FB

Connect on NYSE – Broad Street etc…?


Who has launched Internet TV channel named Yuva?



Andre Cassagnes designed it with a Joystick and called it telecran and later it was perfected by the Ohio Art company

Etch A Sketch


Connect on Davidoff – Founder – Coty—etc.

“Yoyodine” – who owns?

Seth Godin


“Kavach” for Truck drivers by the Tata rural development Corp



UEFA 2004 euro championship cup Mascot Creator?

Warner Bros


Pilani Soft Labs – Boss and Seat Seller?

Red Bus


Semtex Girls / Raising Malawi / Truth or Dare


Tata Crucible 2012 Corporate Coimbatore Prelims

Tata Crucible 2012 Corporate Coimbatore Prelims

Courtesy: Sethu Madhavan

Miles Young replaced Shely Lazarus as Chairman of which Ad Agency


Whose Consumer Connect Program is called Amazing Anjali?


The Rockefeller lifetime Achievement Award for 2012 has been given to which Indian

Ratan Tata

Who has been appointed Chairman of the US India Business Council?

  1. Azim Premji
  2. Vinita Bali
  3. C.      Ajay Banga


Simpsons Visual ID the real life Business Personality

Hugh Hefner


Who was the Managing director of NSE who had passed away recently?

RH Patel


The Most powerful Supercomputer in the world manufactured by IBM



1996 This business man turned Prime Minister’s GSM services had the maximum subscriber base in his country who?

Takshin Shinawatra


What was founded by Grandhi Mallikarjun Rao?



Visual of Lillian Bettencourt: L’Oreal


Who is behind Ausbridge, Kriya FMCG, and Chess Management Services?

Karthik Chidambaram


In 1953 this Indian Businessman gave 40,000 rs to R C Majumder to invest in publishing books since he was passionate about reading. Who?

G D Birla


If Saffron is the most expensive spice which is the second most expensive?



NDTV has tied up with which Global brand for Support my School Initiative

Coca Cola

Print Ad of RMKV Saree. Jothika

In 1730 a future contract for which commodity had been laid out at the Dojima Exchange



It is Latin for Folded paper. It usually given either folded or rolled. what?



Armand Kosman and Franz Weis founded this Co and named it after Daniel’s surname. They are into glass cutting.



Which Retail outlet gives you blue light specials? Highlighting important products and offers.

K Mart


Visual Autobiography of Steve Jobs


It comes from the Latin verb Mittire meaning “To Send”. Nations spend a huge amount of money to manufacture these.

Clue: Gandhi would be happy if they stop producing these



It was initially manufactured by the British drug house to cure bed sores it was later acquired by glaxo in 1968.



What in India is owned by the Mendoza Family?

Clue: Eye Care

Lawrence and Mayo


World’s most Powerful Mom?

Hillary Clinton


Mastek Logo



Tata Crucible Corporate Hyderabad 2012 – Finals

Tata Crucible Corporate Hyderabad 2012 – External Track Finals

  1. A Korean war veteran, but more famous in the world of aviation, he was on the corporate board of Cincinnatigas,Marathonoil,United airlines etc. Which famous American in the headlines recently?—Neil Armstrong had died the previous day
  2. Which company’s famous campaign “ Once you pop, the fun does not stop”-Pringles
  3. Joint venture of Tata Metalics+X+metal one in 2207 to make ductile pig iron pipes. He gave seven options. Answer—KUBOTA
  4. It is a mass media communication company based in San Antonio and its name is derived from a phenomena in radio broadcasting where one frequency is used for a single entity only?- Clear channel communication
  5. Tata communication and IPsoft have started FAS program detection. What is FAS?- False answer supervision and detection
  6. Alfred Edwards and Herbert kiplin ofNottinghamstarted this an it has become a huge entity and is in kind of entertainment business?- A C Milan
  7. Luxury creation by Tata motors-Unforgettable journey experience- in Bus category. What is the brand name?-DIVO
  8.  Cross and Blackwell bought this formula from Major grye ofBengallancers and popularised it is western world. A restaurant inHyderabadrecently sued cross and Blackwell for having the same trademark?—Chutney’s
  9. It has education and e-learning tools named after bollywood stars like Ash,Bipasha,Diya. It has been bought over by another huge entity  recently?—Slideshare.com bought out by linkedin.com
  10. They originally daffled with the name Quantum solutions and created a product called Q-link—Americaonline
  11. This is the 21st century version of this brand and is called Amberoid. Which iconic Indian brand?- Ambassador
  12. Chaze mobiles have hired whom as their brand ambassador?- Sunny leone
  13. Pic of sheena iyengar, professor at Columbiabusiness school
  14. Tailor made Indian startup logo
  15. Logo of 2012-UN international year of co-operatives
  16. Some book cover. Described it as  a book on a famousbrazilentrepreneur?-Eike batista
  17. Intel+ khosla ka ghosla +a co founder pic—Yatra.com
  18. Airtel + Mr. Potato+ red cafe+ Malcolm glazer—Manchesterunited
  19. Shinogi & co.+ Novartis +Salman khan—Ranbaxy
  20. Ducati+ radio +DKW Horsche—AUDI
  21. This brand started Lipstick evangelism in Africa-a four lettered brand—AVON
  22. VIC mills made this—P&G have made $10bn out of this available in every supermarket—Pampers
  23.  Kochouseph Chittilappilly started this by taking Rs. 1 lac from his father—V-guard industries

Tata Crucible 2012 Corporate Hyderabad Prelims

Tata Crucible 2012 Corporate Hyderabad Prelims

Courtesy: A fellow Quizzer from Kolkata

  1. Which co. Owns Streax hair color and Super vasmol 33?—Hygiene Research lab
  2. Which co-founder of facebook gave up his U.S citizenship and moved toSingapore?- Eduardo Saverin
  3. “Beauty that counts” and “Global month of service” are the social initiatives of which cosmetic major?— Mary Kay
  4. “The boom and not the slump is the right time for austerity”. Which famous economist said this. Hint: He has a line of economics named after him.?—John Keynes
  5. Old logo of Allen solly
  6. Which IPL sponsor and maker of sporting goods created “Rock n royals” and “Electric chargers” comics?- PUMA
  7. Much before movie theatres used air conditioning for comfort which other profession was the first one to use air conditioning and it was meant to prevent ink from solidifying?- Printing press/Publishing house
  8. This apparel has its roots in the French word meaning “Upper arm” and it appeared in the Vogue magazine for the first time in 1907?—Brassiere or Bra
  9. When Elizabeth Taylor married Nikky Hilton in 1950, whichHollywoodstudio paid for the wedding?—MGM
  10. Pic of John Schnatter?- Which pizza co. He founded?—PAPA  JOHN’s
  11. Launched by Nico Roozen and Frans van der hoof  in 1988. They named it Max Havelaar. The initiative offered disadvantaged coffee producers following various social and environmental standards a fair price, significantly above the market price, for their crop. What label started thus?- Fairtrade label
  12. This govt. OfIndiadept was started by East India company to study and explore availability of coals in the eastern parts ofIndia?- Geological survey ofIndia
  13. This town in Andhra Pradesh gets its name from two tamil words and is home to nutrine confectioneries?- Chittoor
  14. This is the largest river inGoaand the name is used in many businesses but the prominent being a cement company and a fertiliser company?- Zuari
  15. Internet protocol version 6 logo
  16. On 11 March,1774 Samuel baker Samuel Baker presided over the disposal of “several hundred scarce and valuable” books from the library of Rt Hon Sir John Stanley Bt., of Alderley. What started thus?-Sotheby’s
  17. Pattabhi sitaramaya a famous freedom fighter from Andhra Pradesh started this institution now owned a by Govt ofindia?-Andhra bank
  18. An ad agency founded by Harrison and Alfred and as old as 1902. Its name is often confused with a telecom co., a manufacturer of mobile phones?- McCann Erickson
  19. Lyon coffee- whichHollywoodactor created this brand and owns 100% of it?- Leonardo di caprio
  20. Manikchand group logo
  21. The lost bank book my Kirsten grind is basically about how the business of mutual funds fell thru during the 2008-09 economic crisis leading to the downfall of this huge baking entity. Which organization is the book based on?-Washingtonmutual
  22. This airlines company inUSAthrough its subsidiaryMonroeenergy acquired a refiney and created headlines for its wide range of diversification?- Delta airlines
  23. Planetary Resources, Inc. Is a company started in 2010 stated goal is to “expand Earth’s  natural resource base” by developing and deploying the technologies for asteroid mining. Which famous duo are the prominent investors in this co.?-Larry page and Sergey Brin
  24. It started as  a project betn American airlines and IBM for automation of airlines ticket booking. Which famous ticket booking software?-SABER
  25. Go babelicious ad campaign? Which brand?—TVS scooty

Tata Crucible 2012 Corporate Mumbai Prelims

Tata Crucible 2012 Corporate Mumbai Prelims

Courtesy: Samrat Mukherjee & Pratik Pandey

1)     This word derives itself from American military origins to Japanese squad leaders using this word. It means group leader or squad leader in Japanese and is used extensively in business with a change in pronunciation. What is the good word?




3)      Restaurant “ANJAPPAR” in Chennai received a donation of 501/- for its 1st outlet in Royalpeth  in 1964 from which famous personality :Dr.MGR

4)      Quesn on Sabri jal (hint : he said the festival/pilgrimage starts today on 16th Sept and as an environment friendly exercise the state govt will give Rs 2/- to each individual who’ll return the bottle)

5)      Book cover ‘Fault Line’ by Raghuram Rajan

6)      Painter Paresh Maity will design the packaging of this co based on the heritage of Wes Bengal.. ITC

7)      James Dewar was a famous Scottish physicist and chemist. He worked extensively in the field of liquefaction of gases. He contested a lawsuit patenting an invention with a German Company and lost the case. It was a generalized trademark such as XXerox for photocopying. Name the company to whom he lost the lawsuit? 


8)     This famous tagline was penned when the advertising agency’s founder asked the Co’s management team ‘Why should someone use your services?’ this famous tagline was replaced after 50 years with ‘Its Your Space’ Which tagline?


9)     Ebrahim Currim and Sons claim to have taught Indians to use this after switching from old ones made out of palm leaves. They first started selling this product in 1860s – first as agents and later set up their own factories. The distinctive deer logo was chosen as it was a swift and elegant animal. What brand was thus started?


10)   Print ad on Hotwheels  (hint : this has no age)

11)   Nirmal Lifetsyle has come out with sports lifestyle apartments :US Open apartments

12)   Originally manufactured underwear , endorsed by Bjorn Borg :FILA

13)   This patent is entitled ‘Systems and Methods for enticing users to a web site. The abstract states the patent is for invention of periodically changing story line to entice users to access a web page. What? (Hint: Something that has derived inspiration from Amul Hoardings – Creativity with Topicality)

 Google doodle

14)  Which newspaper was founded in 1868 to defend the cause of the peasants fighting the owners of the indigo plantations. It was closed in 1990 due to labour unrest.

Amrit Bazaar Patrika

15)   ‘One Watt Campaign’ or ‘Lets save a Billion Watts’ is a national consumer connect initiative to make people aware about energy conservation and going green. It was launched by which company?


16)   Reddit logo

17)   Voltas, at one point of time was setting up a consumer products group and a programme to market and nurture small Indian Companies. One of its early launches was a certain brand for whom Voltas put Vinita Bali in charge. The brand became a market leader in its own category and created some of the most endearing ads of the 80s. Which brand are we talking about? (Hint: It has captivated all of us in our Summer vacations.)


18)   Shalimar paints logo

19)  Patented in 1906, this ‘apparatus’ was originally intended for machines and industrial processes rather than people and its inventor practically defined them as cool. What are we talking about?

Air conditioning

20)   Sameer Manchanda is the lion in this business , what is his co’ name ? DEN Network

21)   Airavat Volvo buses :Karnataka

22)   Established in 1962 in collaboration with Corning Glass works USA, today they are the market leaders for laboratory glassware and microwaveable kitchenware in India. Name the Company?


23)   Save Money, Live better :Walmart campaign

24)   Ruchi  pickles manufactured by :Cavin Kare

25)   certificate was shown : hallmark of environmentally sensitive certified hotels .what?



Tata Crucible 2012 Corporate Bangalore Prelims

1) Sugarpova – Maria Sharapova’s candy biz
2) Lamp and Pixar logo funda
4) Union Bank and HT – connect is MK Gandhi
6) Where learning is fun – TINKLE
7) Bill Clinton with devil, TIME Cover
9) On XLRI rebranding
10) Jill Abramson – NY Times pic
11) Santa Claus rally
12) Some ‘India Inside’ logo funda
13) On Wagh Bakri
14) Super 30 institute logo
15) IKEA catalogue funda
16) J&J baby lotion ad
17) Youtube – max views from India – Rajshree
18) GOW – NTPC link
19) Microsoft founder list
20) Crayola name origin
21) Oral B origin
22) ‘Good to know’ campaign – GOOG
24) Rajeev Chandrasekhar bio
25) RmKV funda

Tata Crucible Corporate Indore 2012 Prelims

Tata Crucible Corporate Indore 2012 Prelims

Courtesy: Someone who is as ‘Rakish as an Arab’. Well you wanted to remain anonymous 😛

1. This huge company launched “Discover new” campaign this year targeted at the summer vacation of school going children. Which co.?-BATA
2. A helpline, called National Tobacco Cessation Quit Line, at the toll-free number: 1800-227787 has been started by this company in India, which has long been in pharma business?- Johnson and Johnson

3. The European wing of this Indian company is producing “silent tracks” for railways and is going to implement it across Indian very soon leading to soundless tracks. Which co.?- Tata steel(corus)

4. This famous celebrity went nude to launch a perfume named after her called “NUDE”?—Rihanna

5. PIXAR logo

6. Project glass trivia, Which company is behind Project glass?-GOOGLE

7. TERI has partnered with this company to recycle waste at schools as kids buy a lot of this in school and throw them away after consumption. This co. is a major packaging giant?- TETRAPAK

8. In 1935, it was designed to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. It was also called K6. It is found in almost all streets of London. What?-Red Telephone booth

9. This international automobile major which has been doing very well in India off late has launched an innovative finance scheme called “ Mobility Max”. Which co.?-VOLKSWAGEN

10. “Quietly brilliant”- whose punchline?. (hint:mobile phone manufacturere)

11. The tweet by this person was on Jan 23,2012 read “ we are proud of you”. It was about the bravery award recipients. Who or whose office debuted on twitter thus?-Manmohan singh or PM office

12. Kazuo Hirai has replaced Howard stringer as the CEO fo which famous electronics giant?- SONY

13. Audi bought over the iconic bike business of which famous company?-DUCATI

14. Who is the Urban development minister of India now?-KAMAL NATH

15. Ramesh chauhan of Bisleri pic standing with Thums-up and goldspot

16. Invented by Christopher scholes in 1862, Mark Twain described this as curiosity breeding little joker. He also used it. What?-Typewriter

17. Invented in 1890’s and called as Clasp locker. It’s improvised version in 1905 was called C-curity. What invention that was initially for shoes but is now mainly used in apparels.—ZIPPERS

18. Which brand started as Deluxe green Label in 1962 and became an instant hit?-BRU

19. Barron Larrey, Napolean’s personal doctor invented this keeping in mind that Napolean may need this any moment. What so common in healthcare that it is even available in rural areas as well as urban areas.?-AMBULANCE

20. DABUR logo. Id